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Koti Women’s College to be varsity this academic year: Srihari

Koti Women’s College to be varsity this academic year: Srihari

Women’s College at Koti here will be developed into Telangana Women’s University in the 2018-19 academic year with approval of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The College will get facelift and be developed on par with any other varsities with autonomous status.

This was stated by Deputy Chief Minister (Education) Kadiam Srihari here. Accompanied by a team of officials, Srihari made a surprise visit to the college campus and inspected the facilities. He discussed with the officials on the facilities, buildings, infrastructure, faculty and steps for upgrading the college into varsity. He directed the officials to submit a report within a month for upgrading the college as varsity with facilities and infrastructure.

Later, Srihari told the media that the State government has plans to develop the old college into a university to provide better education. He said if the related works are completed on time as per plan, the Women’s college will be upgraded into a university.

The matter will be taken to the notice of the Chief Minister for his nod, Srihari said. The Women’s College right now has adequate space of 40 acres of land and located in a prime location for up-gradation. He asked the officials concerned to prepare a detailed report of modalities in this regard for further steps. Since the existing college has gone to Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation, Telangana is ought to get one for its own State. “We had appealed to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to accord varsity status and allot funds to the women college”, he said.

The college has 42 courses of Degree, PG level and students from 31 districts are studying here. Though it has no laboratory facility as of now, he said. On getting university status the college will get laboratory and other top level facilities, Srihari remarked. The State government has allotted Rs 37 crore for its development and renovation, he said. New buildings will be constructed on getting detailed report of recommendation, he added.

Higher Education Commissioner Naveen Mittal, Osmania University Vice-Chancellor Ramachandran, College Principal Prashant Atma and others were present. (NSS)